How will you spend your tax refund?

Tax professional and tax preparation firm owner Alicia Utley reaches for tax forms on Jan. 14, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Credit: AP / Brennan Linsley

Individual refunds averaged around $2,896 last tax season, according to the IRS.

Some people use tax refunds to cover bills and pay down debt, while others sock it away for a rainy day or splurge on something exciting. If you received a refund or are expecting to get one this year, how do you plan to spend it?

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, this year’s deadline is Tuesday, April 17. And if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your tax refund, here are some ideas to get you started.

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